SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Auxiliary of Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care will host an open house and meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Center’s administrative offices at 1900 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Prospective members will have the opportunity to learn more about the Center and the Auxiliary, meet current members and find out about the fundraising projects the organization runs each year.

The mission of the Center’s Auxiliary is to raise awareness of the non-profit’s hospice and palliative care services, and raise funds to support the Center’s Charitable Care Program, providing high-quality hospice care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Auxiliary volunteers run every aspect of the organization’s popular fashion show fundraising event every fall, which draws approximately 400 attendees; an exciting wine tasting and silent auction in downtown Westfield in June; and The Hope Chest Thrift Shop in Westfield. All proceeds benefit the Center. Last year, the Auxiliary donated $130,000 to the Center in support of its charitable care fund.

For more information about the Center’s Auxiliary, visit To RSVP for the open house, contact the Membership Chairperson Mary Ann Drozd at 732-476-8665.

About Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides terminally ill patients with hospice care, and their families or loved ones with physical, emotional, and spiritual support during their time of need. The Center actively supports the individual's right to live out the remainder of their life with dignity and in comfort, surrounded by the love of family and friends, and eased from the burdens of physical, emotional, spiritual, financial or social distress.​ Center for Hope welcomes all terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones without concern for race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or ability to pay. It also offers pain and symptom management for chronically ill and seriously ill patients through its palliative care program. Center for Hope operates two facilities in Scotch Plains and Elizabeth; the latter provides nearly $3.5 million a year in charity care. For more information, visit